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What is Ehrlichiosis?

What is Ehrlichiosis?

  • Ehrlichiosis: Bacterial tick-borne disease.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Ehrlichiosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Ehrlichiosis: Introduction

Types of Ehrlichiosis:

Types of Ehrlichiosis:

  • Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE)
  • Human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME)
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Broader types of Ehrlichiosis:

How many people get Ehrlichiosis?

Incidence (annual) of Ehrlichiosis: 302 annual cases (203 of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis and 99 of human monocytic ehrlichiosis) notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Incidence Rate of Ehrlichiosis: approx 1 in 900,662 or 0.00% or 301 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Ehrlichiosis: During 1986 to 1997, health departments and other diagnostic laboratories reported over 1200 cases of human ehrlichiosis to CDC (Figure 12). (Source: excerpt from Ehrlichiosis: Epidemiology: DVRD)

How serious is Ehrlichiosis?

Complications of Ehrlichiosis: see complications of Ehrlichiosis

What causes Ehrlichiosis?

Causes of Ehrlichiosis: see causes of Ehrlichiosis
Causes of Ehrlichiosis: A history of tick bite or exposure to tick-infested habitats is reported in 50% to 90% of cases. (Source: excerpt from Ehrlichiosis: Epidemiology: DVRD)
Risk factors for Ehrlichiosis: see risk factors for Ehrlichiosis

What are the symptoms of Ehrlichiosis?

Symptoms of Ehrlichiosis: see symptoms of Ehrlichiosis

Complications of Ehrlichiosis: see complications of Ehrlichiosis

Incubation period for Ehrlichiosis: about 5-10 days

Incubation period for Ehrlichiosis: following an incubation period of about 5-10 days after the tick bite. (Source: excerpt from Human Ehrlichiosis in the United States: Signs and Symptoms: DVRD)

Seasonality of Ehrlichiosis: Most patients with ehrlichiosis are infected in the spring and summer when they are more commonly exposed to vector ticks. (Source: excerpt from Ehrlichiosis: Epidemiology: DVRD)

Can anyone else get Ehrlichiosis?

More information: see contagiousness of Ehrlichiosis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Ehrlichiosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Ehrlichiosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Ehrlichiosis: Infectious Disease Specialist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Ehrlichiosis.
Treatments for Ehrlichiosis: see treatments for Ehrlichiosis
Prevention of Ehrlichiosis: see prevention of Ehrlichiosis

Name and Aliases of Ehrlichiosis

Main name of condition: Ehrlichiosis

Class of Condition for Ehrlichiosis: bacterial

Other names or spellings for Ehrlichiosis:

Human Ehrlichiosis, HE

Ehrlichiosis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Ehrlichiosis:

  • Human granulocytc anaplasmosis
  • Candidiasis
  • Tickborne infection

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